Classic anime series pack that you should try out right now!!

Classic anime series pack – Nothing can beat the classic, whoever said this, you deserve a salute. In terms of dressing for men and women class means wearing dresses that gives out a royal feel. Because when it comes to personality of a person first impression is everything. Those who workout and build their personality for them the royal feel that you get from wearing dress, it comes out naturally. So even if you wear simple dress as long as you posses a well built body your personality will be that of a royal class.

These same concepts can be applied to Anime series from the 80’s and 90’s and 2000-2005. The feeling you get by watching these classic anime series from 80’s and 90’s and 2000-2005, Modern day anime series can’t give you that same feeling  you get when you watch these classic anime series. So here is the classic anime series pack that you should try it out right now!!

Note : Some of the Anime series are remade and i have recommended these below classic anime based on their story and animation

Read this – Anime starter pack for those who are watching anime first time!

Classic anime series pack

1. Hokuto No Ken (Fist of North Star)

Classic Anime Series Pack - Hokuto No Ken
Classic Anime Series Pack – Hokuto No Ken

Synopsis – In the year 19XX, after being betrayed and left for dead, bravehearted warrior Kenshirou wanders a post-apocalyptic wasteland on a quest to track down his rival, Shin, who has kidnapped his beloved fiancée Yuria. During his journey, Kenshirou makes use of his deadly fighting form, Hokuto Shinken, to defend the helpless from bloodthirsty ravagers. It isn’t long before his exploits begin to attract the attention of greater enemies, like warlords and rival martial artists, and Keshirou finds himself involved with more than he originally bargained for.

Faced with ever-increasing odds, the successor of Hokuto Shinken is forced to put his skills to the test in an effort to take back what he cares for most. And as these new challenges present themselves and the battle against injustice intensifies, namely his conflict with Shin and the rest of the Nanto Seiken school of martial arts, Kenshirou is gradually transformed into the savior of an irradiated and violent world.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

2. Souten No ken (Fist of the blue sky)

Classic Anime Series Pac - Souten No Ken
Classic Anime Series Pack – Souten No Ken

Synopsis – A mysterious man known as “the King of Death” roams the streets of pre-war Shanghai in this action-packed prequel to Fist of the North Star.

Shanghai in the 1930s is a dangerous place. Foreign governments and Chinese factions have carved the city into different quarters, each with its own laws and government, and all rife with corruption. As the major powers vie for political control, the streets are left to local gangs. Life is cheap, and death is always near.

In days past, one man walked these mean streets battling the forces of evil. He was known only as Yan Wang, “the King of Death.” Few knew who he really was, but many knew that he was a master of Hokuto Shinken – Fist of the North Star – a lethal martial art. He disappeared years ago after dispatching the city’s worst gangsters, and is now rumored to be in Japan. Various people have come to Japan in search of him, but who will find him first?

(Source – MyAnimeList)

Note : This Anime series is basically a prologue for Hokuto No Ken and shows the events happened before the Hokuto No ken Anime series.

3. Kochikame

Classic Anime Series Pack - Kochikame
Classic Anime Series Pack – Kochikame

Synopsis – Ryoutsu, being an underpayed policeman, is always coming up with ways to make some quick money. But in the end, his plans which are ridiculous from the beginning always go wrong and land him in big trouble with the Buchou (boss).

(Source – MyAnimeList)

Read this – Kochikame Manga ends on 17th september after 40 years of serialization!!

Read this – Kochikame Anime Returns

4. You’re under arrest 

Classic Anime Series Pack - You're under arrest
Classic Anime Series Pack – You’re under arrest

Synopsis – Running late on her first day as a patrol woman for the Bokuto Police Department, spunky moped rider Natsumi Tsujimoto decides to take several shortcuts, only to be chased down and cited by mechanical genius and expert police driver Miyuki Kobayakawa. Upon arrival at the precinct, Natsumi finds out that her new partner is the same woman who ticketed her earlier. At first, she doesn’t trust Miyuki, but in a short period of time, they develop an unbreakable friendship that overcomes traffic accidents, reckless drivers and even the strongest typhoons to hit Tokyo.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

5. Slam dunk

Classic Anime Series Pack - Slam dunk
Classic Anime Series Pack – Slam dunk

Synopsis – Hanamichi Sakuragi, infamous for this temper, massive height, and fire-red hair, enrolls in Shohoku High, hoping to finally get a girlfriend and break his record of being rejected 50 consecutive times in middle school. His notoriety precedes him, however, leading to him being avoided by most students. Soon, after certain events, Hanamichi is left with two unwavering thoughts: “I hate basketball,” and “I desperately need a girlfriend.”

One day, a girl named Haruko Akagi approaches him without any knowledge of his troublemaking and asks him if he likes basketball. Hanamichi immediately falls head over heels in love with her, blurting out a fervent affirmative. She then leads him to the gymnasium, where she asks him if he can do a slam dunk. In an attempt to impress Haruko, he makes the leap, but overshoots, instead slamming his head straight into the blackboard. When Haruko informs the basketball team’s captain of Hanamichi’s near-inhuman physical capabilities, he slowly finds himself drawn into the camaraderie and competition of the sport he had previously held resentment for.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

6. Major

Classic Anime Series Pack - Major
Classic Anime Series Pack – Major

Synopsis – Honda Shigeharu is a Major League batter on the rise. His son Gorou is a Little League pitcher who one day hopes to follow in his father’s footsteps. Hoshino Momoko is Gorou’s school teacher, and the first woman Shigeharu has been interested in since the death of Gorou’s mother. The destines of these three individuals will become intertwined as father and son experience both heartbreak and triumph on the baseball diamond. But when an unspeakable tragedy visits the family, it will take everything they have to pick up the pieces and reclaim their dreams.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

7. Hajime No Ippo (Fighting Spirit/Knock out)

Classic Anime Series Pack - Hajime No Ippo
Classic Anime Series Pack – Hajime No Ippo

Synopsis – Makunouchi Ippo has been bullied his entire life. Constantly running errands and being beaten up by his classmates, Ippo has always dreamed of changing himself, but never has the passion to act upon it. One day, in the midst of yet another bullying, Ippo is saved by Takamura Mamoru, who happens to be a boxer. Ippo faints from his injuries and is brought to the Kamogawa boxing gym to recover. As he regains consciousness, he is awed and amazed at his new surroundings in the gym, though lacks confidence to attempt anything. Takamura places a photo of Ippo’s classmate on a punching bag and forces him to punch it. It is only then that Ippo feels something stir inside him and eventually asks Takamura to train him in boxing. Thinking that Ippo does not have what it takes, Takamura gives him a task deemed impossible and gives him a one week time limit. With a sudden desire to get stronger, for himself and his hard working mother, Ippo trains relentlessly to accomplish the task within the time limit. Thus Ippo’s journey to the top of the boxing world begins.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

8. Ashita No Joe

Classic Anime Series Pack - Ashita No Joe
Classic Anime Series Pack – Ashita No Joe

Synopsis – Joe, a teenage orphan in the slums of the Doya streets, meets Danpei, a homeless, alcoholic ex-boxing coach. Danpei, seeing Joe’s boxing talent, decides to train him. When Joe is sent to a terrible juvenile home for petty crimes, he meets Rikiishi who becomes his boxing rival. Danpei arrives at the home to help Joe to train in order to defeat Rikiishi. When Joe decides to seriously pursue boxing, Danpei cannot get a coaching license because of his reputation as a drunk.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

9. Black Jack

Classic Anime Series Pack - Black jack
Classic Anime Series Pack – Black jack

Synopsis – Kuroo Hazama, also known as “Black Jack,” is a legend in the medical world. Famous for being one of the best, as well as not having a license, Hazama and his assistant Pinoko save countless lives that other doctors cannot… for a price; an exorbitant price, in fact, which causes many to view the genius as greedy and heartless. Despite these claims, however, none can deny his skill and the lengths that he will go to treat his patients. This dark medical drama tells the story of the ominous and mysterious world of underground medicine as Black Jack risks his life to cure some of the most bizarre diseases imaginable, even if it means breaking every law in the process.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

Note : The image of Black jack is from the Anime series called “Young Black Jack” which is actually a prologue to the original Black Jack Anime. Young Black Jack came in 2016.

10. Ushio to Tora 2015-2016 (Remake Season 1 and Season 2)

Classic Anime Series Pack - Ushio to Tora
Classic Anime Series Pack – Ushio to Tora

Synopsis – Ushio Aotsuki is a stubborn middle school student and son of an eccentric temple priest who goes about life without care for his father’s claims regarding otherworldly monsters known as youkai. However, as he is tending to the temple while his father is away on work, his chores lead him to a shocking discovery: in the basement he finds a menacing youkai impaled by the fabled Beast Spear.

The beast in question is Tora, infamous for his destructive power, who tries to coerce Ushio into releasing him from his five hundred year seal. Ushio puts no trust in his words and refuses to set him free. But when a sudden youkai outbreak puts his friends and home in danger, he is left with no choice but to rely on Tora, his only insurance being the ancient spear if he gets out of hand.

Ushio and Tora’s meeting is only the beginning of the unlikely duo’s journey into the depths of the spiritual realm. With the legendary Beast Spear in his hands, Ushio will find out just how real and threatening the world of the supernatural can be.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

11. Initial D

Classic Anime Series Pack - Intial D
Classic Anime Series Pack – Intial D

Synopsis – Takumi Fujiwara is an aloof, spacey high-schooler who does delivery runs in his dad’s Toyota AE86 in the dead of night. Despite working at a gas station and having friends who are car nuts, he doesn’t know a single thing about cars.

Takumi is introduced into the world of street racing and his natural talent draws attention from all across Gunma. Will Takumi face the challenges or back out from the call of the mountain passes?

(Source – MyAnimeList)

12. Capeta

Classic Anime Series Pack - Capeta
Classic Anime Series Pack – Capeta

Synopsis – Taira Kappeita, or Capeta, was a 4th grader boy. He had lost his mother when he had been very little. Although he pretended to be tough in front of his father, actually he felt lonely. One day, his father brought junk parts home from his workplace and made a racing cart. Soon, they went to a circuit to drive the cart. However, Capeta found that its frame was bent and it could hardly run straight. But, with his technique he managed the cart. Furthermore, he followed soon after the fast cart and he could nearly leave it behind. The driver in the cart was Minamoto Naomi, the champion of the East Japan Junior Cart. Looking at their chase, Naomi’s mother, Minamoto Nanako, advised Capeta to take part in the official race.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

13. Captain Tsubasa and Captain Tsubasa Road to 2002

Classic Anime Series Pack - Captain Tsubasa
Classic Anime Series Pack – Captain Tsubasa

Synopsis – Captain Tsubasa is the passionate story of an elementary school student whose thoughts and dreams revolve almost entirely around the love of soccer. 11-year-old Tsubasa Oozora started playing soccer at a very young age, and while it was mostly just a recreational sport for his friends, for him, it developed into something of an obsession.

In order to pursue his dream to the best of his elementary school abilities, Tsubasa moves with his mother to Nankatsu city, which is well-known for its excellent elementary school soccer teams. But although he was easily the best in his old town, Nankatsu has a lot more competition, and he will need all of his skill and talent in order to stand out from this new crowd.

He encounters not only rivals, but also new friends like the pretty girl Sanae Nakazawa and the talented goalkeeper, Genzo Wakabayashi, who shares the same passion as Tsubasa, and will prove to be a treasured friend in helping him push towards his dreams. Representing Japan in the FIFA World Cup is Tsubasa’s ultimate dream, but it will take a lot more than talent to reach it.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

14. Hungry Heart Wild Striker

Classic Anime Series Pack - Hungry Heart Wild Striker
Classic Anime Series Pack – Hungry Heart Wild Striker

Synopsis – Kyosuke Kano has lived under the shadow of his successful brother Seisuke all his life who is a professional soccer player. Tired of being compared and downgraded at, he abandoned playing soccer until a boy from his new high school discovered him and asked him to join their team. Kyosuke joins it and befriends two other first year players named Rodrigo and Sakai with the dream of becoming professional soccer players themselves.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

15. Berserk

Classic Anime Series Pack - Berserk
Classic Anime Series Pack – Berserk

Synopsis – Born from the corpse of his mother, a young mercenary known only as Guts, embraces the battlefield as his only means of survival. Day in and day out, putting his life on the line just to make enough to get by, he moves from one bloodshed to the next.

After a run-in with the Band of the Hawk, a formidable troop of mercenaries, Guts is recruited by their charismatic leader Griffith, nicknamed the “White Hawk.” As he quickly climbed the ranks in order to become the head of the offensive faction, Guts proves to be a mighty addition to Griffith’s force, taking Midland by storm. However, while the band’s quest for recognition continues, Guts slowly realizes that the world is not as black-and-white as he once assumed.

Set in the medieval era, Berserk is a dark, gritty tale that follows one man’s struggle to find his own path, while supporting another’s lust for power, and the unimaginable tragedy that begins to turn the wheels of fate.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

Note : The Anime got 3 compilation films and now the second season came out in 2016

16. Shura No Toki

Classic Anime Series Pack - Shura No Toki
Classic Anime Series Pack – Shura No Toki

Synopsis – Legends tell of an invincible martial art known as Mutsu Enmei-Ryu, an unarmed style that allows the user to defeat any number of armed opponents using incredible speed and strength. This is the story of three generations of those who bear the name Mutsu, and their encounters and battles with the strongest fighters of their era.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

17. Yu Yu Hakusho

Classic Anime Series Pack - Yu Yu hakusho
Classic Anime Series Pack – Yu Yu hakusho

Synopsis – One fateful day, Yuusuke Urameshi, a 14-year-old delinquent with a dim future, gets a miraculous chance to turn it all around when he throws himself in front of a moving car to save a young boy. His ultimate sacrifice is so out of character that the authorities of the spirit realm are not yet prepared to let him pass on. Koenma, heir to the throne of the spirit realm, offers Yuusuke an opportunity to regain his life through completion of a series of tasks. With the guidance of the death god Botan, he is to thwart evil presences on Earth as a Spirit Detective.

To help him on his venture, Yuusuke enlists ex-rival Kazuma Kuwabara, and two demons, Hiei and Kurama, who have criminal pasts. Together, they train and battle against enemies who would threaten humanity’s very existence.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

18. Flame of Recca

Classic Anime Series Pack - Flame of recca
Classic Anime Series Pack – Flame of recca

Synopsis – Most people think that ninjas are a thing of the past, but Rekka Hanabishi wishes otherwise. Although he comes from a family that makes fireworks, he likes to think of himself as a self-styled, modern-day ninja. Sounds like fun, right? Maybe not. Rekka ends up in lots of fights because he once made the bold announcement that if someone can defeat him, he will become their servant.

Then one day, Rekka meets Yanagi Sakoshita, a gentle girl with the ability to heal any wound or injury. Their meeting sets off a chain of events, which culminate into a shocking discovery. Rekka is the last surviving member of a legendary ninja clan that was wiped out centuries ago. Even more astonishing than being an actual ninja, he also wields the power to control fire. What does this mean for Rekka? Who are these strange people after him and Yanagi? Find out in Flame of Recca.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

19. Golgo 13

Classic Anime Series Pack - Golgo 13
Classic Anime Series Pack – Golgo 13

Synopsis – Golgo 13 is not his real name. Then again, neither is Duke Togo, Tadashi Togo, or any number of the aliases he goes by. A man of mystery, not even the world’s most prominent intelligence agencies can determine who Golgo really is, or just where he came from. But all agree that his skills are nothing short of legendary.

Armed with a custom M16, Golgo is willing to take any job for any agency, from the FBI to the KGB. He has completed every contract he has ever taken and will work for anyone who can meet his price. He is both the greatest weapon and the greatest threat to any nation; no one is safe once they are in Golgo’s sights.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

20. City Hunter

Classic Anime Series Pack - City Hunter
Classic Anime Series Pack – City Hunter

Synopsis – Ryo Saeba works the streets of Tokyo as the City Hunter. He’s a “sweeper” and with his sidekick Kaori Makimura, he keeps the city clean. People hire the City Hunter to solve their dangerous problems, which he does with a Colt Python. When Ryo’s not working on a case, he’s working on getting the ladies, and Kaori must keep him in check with her trusty 10 kg hammer.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

21. Angel Heart

Classic Anime Series Pack - Angel Heart
Classic Anime Series Pack – Angel Heart

Synopsis – A young Taiwanese assassin codenamed “Glass Heart” committed suicide by jumping off a building, and her heart was pierced by metal fence. Miraculously, her life was saved by heart transplantation. During her recovery she began to experience strange dreams, which lead her to Japan looking for the donor of her heart, who happens to be Kaori Makimura, former partner of City Hunter Ryo Saeba.

The author mentioned in the first tankoubon volume that Angel Heart only shares the same characters of City Hunter but not its continuation. The events are all parallel universe, therefore it has nothing to do with City Hunter.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

22. Kaiketsu Zorro ( The legend of zorro)

Classic Anime Series Pack - Kaiketsu Zorro
Classic Anime Series Pack – Kaiketsu Zorro

Synopsis – Diego Vega returns from his study trip to discover his homeland is under the army’s dictatorship. Diego, refusing to watch idly, disguises himself as Zorro to protect the weak and oppressed. Diego is not a coward but he is unable to win the affections of his sweetheart, Lolita, who is attracted to other more noble men. Diego serenades Lolita as Zorro and fights the evils of his homeland, hoping to capture her heart.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

23. Maison Ikkoku

Classic Anime Series Pack - Maison Ikkoku
Classic Anime Series Pack – Maison Ikkoku

Synopsis – Maison Ikkoku is an old boarding house in the town of Clock Hill. It is relatively comfortable to live in, but unfortunately, it doesn’t provide its tenants with the excitement and modernity that normal college students prefer. So… they improvise.

One of the students is 20-year-old Yusaku Godai, a calm and good-natured young man, who is doing his best to make friends and enjoy life. But being a typical introvert, he is often teased and taken advantage of by his other, more assertive roommates. Too stressed to continue living this way, he makes a decision to move out to a more peaceful residence. However, just as he is about to leave the house, he bumps into the beautiful Kyoko Otonashi, who introduces herself as the new manager. For Godai, this is love at first sight, and even though he was set on finding a new place, her charm allows him to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

However, despite her youth and kind nature, Kyoko is actually a widow who lost her husband in a tragic accident. This has left her scarred and very vulnerable, and even though she does her best to be positive, it is evident that depression is taking over her. Godai and Kyoko quickly become very close, and he makes it his ultimate goal in life to make her happy, no matter what.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

24. Giant Killing

Classic Anime Series Pack - Giant Killing
Classic Anime Series Pack – Giant Killing

Synopsis – East Tokyo United, ETU, has been struggling in Japan’s top football league for a few years. It has taken everything they have just to avoid relegation. To make matters even worse, the fans are starting to abandon the team.

In an effort to improve their performance, ETU has hired a new coach, the slightly eccentric Tatsumi Takeshi. Tatsumi, who was considered a great football player when he was younger, abandoned the team years before but has proven himself as the manager of one of England’s lower division amateur teams. The task won’t be easy, the teams East Tokyo United is pitted against have bigger budgets and better players. However, Tatsumi is an expert at Giant Killing.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

25. Lovely Complex

Classic Anime Series Pack - Lovely Complex
Classic Anime Series Pack – Lovely Complex

Synopsis – Like most high school girls, Risa Koizumi wants to fall in love and have a beautiful romantic story to share with her friends. Initially, she falls in love with Ryouji Suzuki, who is a handsome boy in another class. She is primarily attracted to him because he is very tall. A boy’s height may not be a problem for any of the other girls in her year, but it is for Risa, because she reaches the graceful height of 172 centimeters, which is much higher than the average height of a Japanese girl. Unfortunately, their love was not meant to be, and Suzuki falls for another girl in her school, who was being admired by Atsushi Ootani. Risa and Atsushi soon become close friends, and an attraction starts to form between them. Unfortunately for Risa’s complex, Atsushi is only 156 centimeters tall. Will they be able to overcome the stereotype of their uncommon height difference, or will their Lovely★Complex be the end of their relationship?

(Source – MyAnimeList)

26. Cinderella Monogatari

Classic Anime Series Pack - Cinderella Monogatari
Classic Anime Series Pack – Cinderella Monogatari

Synopsis – Cinderella is the daughter of a wealthy duke who has remarried to provide her with a mother and sisters. When the Duke travels abroad, Cinderella discovers that her new family is anything but a family. With spoiled stepsisters and a harsh stepmother, Cindrella is forced to cook, clean and manage the household. Yet she remains cheerful, gentle and kind to her family, to her animal friends and to a mysterious boy, named Charles, who seems to have a connection with the prince of Emerald Castle. A whole new story on a classic fairytale.

When Cinderella’s cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

Honorable Mentions

  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Serei No Moribito
  • Uninhabited Planet Survive
  • Gantz
  • Inuyasha
  • Dragon Ball
  • Bleach
  • One Piece
  • Gintama
  • Naruto & Naruto Shippuden
  • Fullmetal Alchemist
  • Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
  • Neon Genisis Evangelion
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
  • Code Geass (Season 1 Season 2)
  • Black Lagoon
  • Mister Ajikko
  • Chuuka Ichiban
  • Ristorante Paradiso
  • Baccano
  • The vision of escaflowne
  • Serial Experiments Lain
  • Eureka Seven
  • Future boy conan
  • Astro Boy
  • Ergo Proxy
  • History’s Strongest Desciple Kenichi
  • Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle
  • Cardcaptor Sakura
  • Samurai Champloo
  • Rurouni Kenshin
  • Kanon
  • Clannad
  • Clannad After Story
  • Street Fighter 2 Victory
  • Blood+
  • Hellsing
  • Hellsing Ultimate

These some of the classic anime recommendations. Check this out – Anime starter pack for those who are watching anime first time!

Post Author: Kaustubh Shinde

Anime enthusiast interested in reviewing Anime, Manga, Light Novel, Live Action Drama and Movies, TV shows, Movies and Games

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